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Masking by all parties would reduce risk of student quarantine if exposed to COVID positive person in schools

By Nikki McKim At the end of September, several students at Falls City Public Schools were asked to quarantine after

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Election Deadlines

Friday, October 23 is the last day to register to vote in person at the County Clerk’s Office, Room 203,

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Community Medical Center announces new 3-D Mammography Machine

In February, Community Medical Center CEO, Ryan Larsen shared the County Health Rankings and how Richardson County ranked with overall

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FCPS staff members and student test positive for COVID some students asked to quarantine

 On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, The Falls City Public School confirmed one staff members and one student testing positive for

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Hy-Vee Dollar Fresh Grocery Store to open in old Shopko location 

By Nikki McKim The Board of Directors of Downtown Modernization, Inc. announced the sale of the former Falls City Shopko

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The 1918 “flu” pandemic in R.C., Strict quarantine and masks show results as the year ends

By Nikki McKim This article is the fifth in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide. 

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Missouri bridges damaged in Spring 2019 flooding, now open to traffic

Spring flooding along the Missouri River in 2019 caused major damage to roads and bridges in Missouri and Nebraska as

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in Richardson County False reports and quarantine in Falls City

By Nikki McKim This article is the fourth in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide. 

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High school sports back, but with some stipulations

By Brian McKim If you have already or plan to attend local high school sports this fall, things will look

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Several new cases of COVID confirmed in Richardson County in one week(UPDATED)

The Southeast District Health Department (SEDHD) had confirmed nine more cases of COVID-19 in Richardson County bringing the total to

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Southeast District Health Department recommends masking to curtail the transmission or contain coronavirus

Sheriff Hardesty, Chairman of the Board, called to order the Richardson County Board of Health meeting at 11:00 a.m. on

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Sacred Heart to hold graduation ceremonies at Roh Activity Center on August 9

Sacred Heart Catholic School will hold the 2020 graduation ceremony on August 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the Roh Activity

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County Commissioners and Union employees negotiate

By Charlie Radatz A Special Meeting of the Richardson County Board of Commissioners was held Tue., June 30.  During that

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in RC; The flu hits

By Nikki McKim This article is the third in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide. 

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in Richardson County (Part Two)

By Nikki McKim This article is the second in a series about the 1918 “flu” epidemic that killed millions worldwide.

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Falls City High School holds 2020 graduation ceremony

The Falls City High School Class of 2020 celebrated graduation Saturday, June 20, at Jug Brown Stadium. The ceremony comes

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The 1918 “Flu” Pandemic in Richardson County

By Nikki McKim; Falls City Journal archive photo of John Morehead.  This article is the first in a series about

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Jenny Dunn named new principal at Falls City Sacred Heart

Falls City Sacred Heart Catholic School recently announced that Jenny Dunn has been hired as Principal beginning with the 2020-2021

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Former FC man involved in police shoot out

By Nikki McKim Charles J. Schweickert, 68, formerly of Falls City, was shot by Florida police last Monday, May 25,

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First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Richardson County

Community Medical Center in Falls City has confirmed that a patient in Richardson County has tested positive for COVID-19. The

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Slama wins RC; advances with Palmtag to November

Julie Slama and Janet Palmtag will advance to November in the General Election for Nebraska’s District 1 Legislative seat. Tuesday

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District 1 Legislative candidates ready to serve Southeast Nebraska

By Nikki McKim District 1 candidates for State Legislature, Janet Palmtag of Nebraska City, Dennis Schaardt of Steinauer, and Julie

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Small town, big hearts

Story by Nikki McKim; photo by Brian McKim Falls City Public schools and Sacred Heart school went the extra mile

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Falls City playground equipment, basketball courts and shelter houses closed to the public

Effective immediately, in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recommendation to implement social distancing, the use

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Social gatherings of ten or more people now prohibited in Falls City

On March 13, 2020, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued an Emergency Declaration for COVID-19. The United States Department of Health

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